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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2012, 03:29:46 AM »
I rotate through a lot, but just picked up a Kershaw Volt 2, nice blade for the price and holds an edge pretty respectably. When I'm out in the woods or fishing my Becker Necker is a constant companion, for a short bladed fixed knife it is awesome.

Now for a "survival" blade., I have a blacksmith buddy that is helping me bring on of my hair brained schemes from paper to steel. A 24" Kukri, but designed for the lower 12" to act as a hollow ground draw knife. I mess around with a lot of bushcraft and love a draw knife for skinning trees. So I figured I'd make my own 4lbs machete/draw knife/axe combo.

Should get it done before christmas and I'll put up some pics.
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2012, 09:21:31 AM »
That I would like to see! :)

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2012, 09:41:09 AM »
Last fixed blade I bought was an Air Force survival knife sometime in the late 80s. Had a small "sharpening stone" in a leather sheath and the blade came dull.

I forgot - I do have one fixed blade, sort of. It came free with boots from lapolicegear.com. I think they retail for $15 or so, Chinese made, not even stainless steel. With rigorous application of my equally cheesy 1990s knife sharpener, I did get it to hold somewhat of an edge, enough to actually cut things. It came with a neck lanyard and a nylon strap for a boot knife, both works with the plastic sheath.



I have one of those, strapped into my boot. I carry it when I'm working, cuz you never know!
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2012, 02:48:09 PM »
Now for a "survival" blade., I have a blacksmith buddy that is helping me bring on of my hair brained schemes from paper to steel. A 24" Kukri, but designed for the lower 12" to act as a hollow ground draw knife. I mess around with a lot of bushcraft and love a draw knife for skinning trees. So I figured I'd make my own 4lbs machete/draw knife/axe combo.

Now that ain't gonna be legal in Seattle.
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 03:27:41 AM »
Thats why I dont live in Seattle 8)  Just me, my five acres and 200 yard range. And Neighbors who know what I do and that they should be courteous and they will get the same treatment from me :-)
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2012, 01:36:04 PM »
 8) ;D

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #36 on: December 02, 2012, 08:14:42 AM »
Not very exotic, a R.W. Randall Model 14 Attack.  Simple.

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2013, 03:13:13 PM »
This is mine. Have no actual picture but this is the same knive with same parachord wrapping. easy to use, easy to sharpen and easy to hide.
http://begadi-files.de/walter/bilder/messer/izula.jpg
For traveling I carry my old Buck 110 which I bought as a young sailor 30 years ago and still serves me well.
When cutting a fine piece of meat I use a french Laguiolle.
http://www.sarlat-french-knives.com/couteau-laguiole_LAGUIOLE-POCHE-EN-CORNE-NOIRE_19.htm
Next on my list is a SOG Seal Pup or a BECKER BK2
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 03:00:30 PM by Franc »
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2013, 03:28:48 PM »
Hi Armored man, this might be the knive you mean ?
http://www.fieldserviceantiquearms.co.uk/nice-usa-jet-pilots-survival-knife---camillus-1978-1239-p.asp
In WWII they used a MK1 survival knive in the navy, I guess the USAF had the same.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 03:35:48 PM by Franc »
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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2013, 04:06:39 PM »
I'm sad to say I don't have a survival knife but I've been considering picking up a Becker BK2 for quite a while now.
My EDC knife is a Buck 277 Folding Alpha Hunter, pictured here alongside my 75 Compact. Crummy pic taken with my phone.

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2013, 04:18:01 PM »
I like my Puma auto that my dad gave me.



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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2013, 03:21:16 PM »
My current EDC is a Spyderco Native. It's a pretty small blade, but ergonomically it's wonderful. I've had it for over three years now and it's a great little knife.



I've been eyeballing a ZT 350 as an upgrade to my current EDC.

No fixed blades in the house as of yet, though I'd like to change that at least for our 72hr kits.

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2013, 01:40:38 PM »
Anyone mention the buck hoodlum?

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2013, 02:44:30 PM »
Im carrying a CRKT m16 10kz. razor sharp, slim, and easy to draw.

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Re: What's your survival knife?
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2013, 06:39:16 PM »
Anyone mention the buck hoodlum?



At what point does a knife become a sword?
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